We are delighted to invite you to the evening of Persian poetry, as a teaser before the launch of Pamenar Press, a highly anticipated new project by Ghazal Mosadeq, featuring:
Mehri Jafari, Pooya Sareh, Camilla Nelson, Alireza Abiz, Stephen Watts
Reading poems in Persian and English
Mehri Jafari is a lawyer, a mountaineer and a poet; she was born in a small village in Iran. Her first collection of poetry, “No Fear of Gravity” was published in 2006; her second collection, “I tune my oud” has recently been published in Iran.
Mehri Jafari has also contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines.
She has been one of the judges at Khorshid Foundation’s Prize for the best women’s poetry, on three occasions in 2008, 2010 and 2012.
She is also a mountaineer and in August 2008, as the first Iranian woman, she solo climbed the 7010-meter Khan Tangiri summit in Kyrgyzstan.
Pooya Sareh is an Iranian poet, visual artist and designer based in London. The first collection of his poems, called ‘The Heart of Shrimps’, was published by H&S Media and was launched in a ceremony organised by the Jaleh Esfahani Foundation at the University of London, SOAS, in May 2014. He worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for the monthly magazine Humour & Caricature in Tehran from 1999 to 2007. During this time, his works were also published and exhibited in over fifteen countries around the world, and were awarded with many international prizes. His paintings are currently represented by galleries in London, Tehran and Dubai.
Camilla Nelson is a poet, artist and researcher, currently based in Somerset. She successfully completed a PhD in Reading and Writing with a Tree: Practising 'Nature Writing' as Enquiry, at Falmouth University, earlier this year. Her text work has been featured in Amy Cutler's exhibition Time, the deer, is in the wood of Hallaig (London, 2013) and Karen Pearson's outdoor exhibition in Yarner Wood, Assemblage (Dartmoor, 2012). As well as appearing in several magazines and journals, her poems have been anthologised in The Apple Anthology (Nine Arches) and Dear World & Everyone In It (Bloodaxe) and she has a pamphlet forthcoming with ninerrors press.
Alireza Abiz is an Iranian poet, literary critic and translator. He has so far published three collections of poetry in Persian and has translated some leading English language poets into Persian. Abiz holds a PhD in Creative Writing- Poetry from Newcastle University and is currently employed as Creative Director in a media company.
Stephen Watts is a poet, editor, and translator. His own most recent books include Gramsci & Caruso (Periplum, 2003), The Blue Bag (Aark Arts, 2004), Mountain Language/Lingua di montagna (Hearing Eye, 2008), and the long poem Journey Across Breath/Tragitto nel respire” (2011), with Italian translation by Cristina Viti. Recent co-translations include Modern Kurdish Poetry (Uppsala University, 2006), A. N. Stencl’s All My Young Years (Five Leaves, 2007), Meta Kušar’s Ljubljana (Arc, 2010), and Ziba Karbassi’s Collage Poem and Adnan al-Sayegh’s The Deleted Part (both Exiled Writers Ink, 2009).His poetry has also been translated into Arabic, Persian, Czech, Bengali, Finnish, Slovenian, and other languages.
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We are delighted to invite you to the evening of Persian poetry, as a teaser before the launch of Pamenar Press, a highly anticipated new project by Ghazal Mosadeq, ...